Monday, June 20, 2022

Harvest Monday - 20 June 2022

Hello again from Eight Gate Farm. Here it is, almost summer, and this morning dawned 45 F. (~7.2 C.). Good for brassicas, greens, and peas, but not for the solanacea and squash. Can't have it all I guess.

There was just one new harvest this week. This is the first of several cuttings of garlic scapes.

Hardneck garlic scapes.

 I picked all the remaining bok choy. They had not bolted, but the kohlrabi was encroaching. This is "Brisk Green," a larger variety.

'Brisk Green' bok choy

And this is "Asian Delight," a white-stemmed baby variety.

'Asian Delight' bok choy

The Kitchen Goddess then made an adaptation of a "Poke Bowl," except on a plate, and with the ahi tuna lightly seared on the charcoal grill instead of purely raw. Some scapes were also grilled and added, along with our bok choy and radishes. A homemade garlic and chile paste aioli was drizzled on top. Very delicious.

Poke "bowl"

Last year we had a bumper crop of onions, and we've been enjoying them ever since. On Saturday TKG made a dish that called for some, so I paid a visit to our "stores." I found that quite a few were sprouting. So on Sunday we did a rescue operation. We sorted through them, discarding the ones that were beyond salvage. Some were still quite okay. The rest were peeled, chopped, and frozen flat, then placed into ziploc bags. This should last us until the harvest comes in again.

Chopped onions ready for freezer

Onions still usable fresh

Lastly, in Wildlife Notes, we were having our coffee early one morning on the screened porch, when TKG looked up and spotted a fawn with the "zoomies," as she called it. After much exercise, it was time to recharge the batteries, courtesy of Mom. Picture was taken through the screen so as not to disturb them, but it still came out really well, and the experience made our day.

White-tailed doe and fawn

It's nice to live in a mostly rural area.

That's all for this week. Thanks for reading, and special thanks to Dave at for hosting Harvest Monday.


  1. The Poke Bowl sounds yummy. There is literally nothing there not to like! Our weather has been all over the place here. This week looks like record setting heat.

  2. I'd have a hard time trying to grow our cool season and warm season crops at the same time, though I guess I did that when we lived in MA. Great idea to deal with your stored onions.Thanks for sharing the photo of the doe and fawn.